18 August 2012

The Gold Cup and Saucer Parade

One of the big summer events in Charlottetown is Old Home Week. For those of you not from here, think State Fair + Big Horse Race+Parade and you get the idea.

Last year we all went to the parade and then check out the Exhibition (Fair) grounds. It was neat to see, but crazy busy. This year we went to the parade again and we were excited to take Joash because we thought he would like the tractors and the bands.

Well, excited does not even begin to describe how Joash felt about the parade. There were so many TRACTORS and TRUCKS and all of them were HOOKED UP! We heard those three words about a millions times during the parade along with HAY, which most of the floats had on them. It was a "Farm in the City" theme this year, so Joash felt right at home.

Joash did not know quite what to make of the bands. They were a bit loud for him. He stared at them with opened mouth wonder. We have a lot of Pipe and Drum bands out here, which is sort of cool. You don't get to hear good bagpipes all that often and see the snazzy drum stick twirling those drummers do. But I do miss the good old marching bands of parades in the States.

Alas, as you can tell from this post, we neglected to take any pictures of this event. I forgot the camera and Wilbert took some pictures on his phone. However, they have mysteriously disappeared from the phone's memory.

1 comment:

David Vance said...

Hahaha, I can just see Joash's enthusiasm for the hooked upness of the tractor equipment!